Re: Tightness, Stiffness In Lower Back While/After Walking or Standing
[QUOTE=SlickLizard;5148423]For years, I have had chronic pain, tightness/stiffness in my lower back during and after walking or standing. It's gotten so bad that I can no longer walk or stand more than 15 minutes before I have to sit down. My mother had arthritus as long as I could remember. I'm a 50 year old guy who's otherwise relatively healthy. What could be causing this tightness and stiffness?[/QUOTE]
Dear lizard, Welcome! What tests have you had, what kind of dr is treating you, do you have a diagnosis? If i were you i would see a spine specialist aka,spine neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon but only after seeing my PCP first for xrays, possible MRI & PT &/or muscle relaxer or NSAIDS etc if that is included in his plan for me after telling him that i couldnt stand longer than 15 minutes. I hope that you get better & im sorry that you are hurting.